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Men’s Wearhouse Acquires Brand Joseph Abboud  Jul 18, 2013 1:55 PM By Daniela Forte

The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding, Inc. (“JA Holding”), the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud.

The State of the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jul 17, 2013 12:15 PM By Lisa Steinhart

Organizations that oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act and those who support it have been extremely vocal about their opinions on the subject. Two of the leaders in the industry, eBay and Amazon, fall on opposite sides of the argument.

Study Finds 16% of U.S. Consumers Have Used Mobile to Shop  Jul 16, 2013 2:05 PM By Erin Lynch

While retailers are focusing more on the mobile shopper, new research has found that only 16% of American consumers have used their mobile device to shop compared to 50% in China, 48% in Singapore, and 42% in India.

Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger Approved  Jul 10, 2013 1:22 PM By Daniela Forte

OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

Foot Locker’s Acqusition of Runners Point Group is Official  Jul 10, 2013 10:13 AM By Erin Lynch

Foot Locker announced that it has officially acquired German-based specialty athletic retailer Runners Point Group. The acquisition of Runners Point Group represents a significant addition to Foot Locker’s European footprint, where it already operates more than 600 Foot Locker stores and had revenue of more than $1 billion in 2012.

Back-to-School Sales Expected to Jump 4.3% in August  Jul 09, 2013 2:13 PM By Erin Lynch

Retailers will get some good news at the start of the back-to-school season as ShopperTrak said it expects to see an increase in retail sales 4.3% compared to August 2012.

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns  Jul 09, 2013 11:45 AM By Erin Lynch

William Lynch has resigned from his post as Barnes & Noble CEO effective immediately, according to a release issued by the retailers. The company also said that a replacement has yet to be named.

Gary Friedman Back as Chairman and Co-CEO at Restoration Hardware  Jul 03, 2013 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Less than a year after announcing he was stepping down as chairman and Carlos Alberini’s co-CEO, Gary Friedman has returned to that position at Restoration Hardware Holdings.

Nordstrom and Wantful Announce Partnership  Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Wantful (wantful.com), one of the fastest-growing online gift retailers, today announced a partnership with Nordstrom.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan  Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.






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